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// PRESS //

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     An excerpt from Breck's Quandary was published in the May/June 2019 issue of Sheriff & Deputy magazine. This is the official publication of the National Sheriffs' Association, and reaches 60,000 readers. What a great honor. Thank you, NSA and Sheriff & Deputy!


Read it online now, by clicking on the magazine cover.        

Review of Hard To Quit

November 2018

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"Fast-paced and at times gripping, this book was difficult to put down."

-Historical Novel Society

**Award Nomination**

2018 Peacemaker Awards

Hard To Quit was selected as a finalist in the Best Western Novel category for the Peacemaker Awards. 

Review of Hard To Quit

June 2018

"Gripping material indeed."

-Western Fiction Review

The New Ulm Journal

Interview in the New Ulm Journal

March 2018

Author Presentation in New Ulm

March 2018 

Interview in the Herald Journal

 November 2017


Press Release from Sunbury Press

September 2017


Roundup Magazine

 December 2014


Roundup Magazine calls Sipping Whiskey:  

"Lyrical, fresh and an impressive debut."

The Summit Daily

 February 2014


Certain to be a favorite of equestrians, modern ranchers and history buffs, “Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave” is a reminder of the divergent yet interconnected histories and topographies of Colorado.

Top Ten List - New Frontier Fiction of 2013

December, 2013


The western literature review blog "Buddies in the Saddle" places

Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave on the 2013 list. 

Book Review

December, 2013


This is a heckuva western novel that more than lives up to its unusual title. Mitten knows the conventions of the genre and then turns them inside out to create a sprawling narrative that ranges all over the state of Colorado. The cast of characters includes working cowboys, the worthy citizens of several Rocky Mountain settlements, and the members of an outlaw gang....

Book Review

May 30, 2013


The Western Fictioneers reviewed Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave:


As the brutal winter of 1887 descends upon Colorado’s high country, cowhands, miners, townsfolk, lawmen, and even outlaws go about their daily routine, never suspecting their disparate lives are about to intersect in a freakish, though inevitable, series of events that will change them all forever...Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave, nominated for the 2013 Best Western First Novel Peacemaker a story of perseverance and survival; of redemption and damnation. 


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